(BRE) Ascension Démo’97.
Les groupes brésiliens
semblent ne pas tenir compte de toutes le modes établies
dans notre pays et préfèrent perpétuer le culte
et la pratique du pure death métal, ABHORRENCE est un de
ceux là. Leur brutal death grind devrait plaire à
ceux qui apprécient les riffs mélodiques mais brutaux
dans le style de KRABATHOR « Lies », les passages grind
hyper rapides à la KRISIUN, les deux premiers albums de DEICIDE,
les vocaux à la DISTASTE (pour ceux qui ont connu ce groupe
français à présent culte!) et le tout avec
une légère touche de SUFFOCATION pour certains riffs
rapides ( mais sans l’aspect technique). Une autre démo prometteuse
qui peut plaire aux fans de death! KLEBER VARNIER, PENITA N°
2800 APTO. 52, 15015-820 B. REDENTORA, S. J. RIO PRETO- SP- BRASIL.
OBSCURA (Fra) The reign of the black eternal night Demo'96.
remember, when I started to be more involved in the Underground,
A.O were one of the only Death metal band in my town! At this epoch
Black metal (the one with many keyboards and ass-licking vocals,
not the raw and Brutal one!) was more than prevailing on the scene!
This band wasn't that good when you listen back to their stuffs
some years after, they just had my sympathy for playing D.M in this
Death metal desert of a scene. Their style was somekind of Death
Grind with fewer melodic guitars and doomy touches. But they weren't
that tight! (Problems in the blasts, etc). Their most Death metallish
parts could remind of DEICIDE, LUCIFERION and a bit of old CANNIBAL
CORPSE, while the softer ones where somewhere around old PARADISE
LOST ("Gothic"). The grunts were quite cool for this time.
their second Demo they totally wimped their arses for a totally
flat copy of Cradle of shit! (Ha! This band ever plagued the scene
with their crap at this time!) Flat Black metal with too much synths
and a total lack of aggression and extremity! One more band that
could have become cool and who chose the path of commercial metal
that lead them to nothing!
PAIN (USA) Demo’97
I was intrigued by their flyer saying
they played « Raw abrupt death metal » and their name
was a little original so I sent them the 3 bucks needed to get their
demo and here it is! Do not expect something really original, it’s
just pure Death metal but it’s well made and well thought. They’ve
got some heavy parts in the vein of ENTOMBED ‘s Clandestine/ Wolverine
blues, they’re more based on the efficiency than on the pure brutality
and it’s a good convinving point, some heavy doomy parts could be
compared to AUTOPSY.
And the sound is just heavy and raw enough
to be enjoyable. AMID PAIN has released a tape full of promises?
Some will say ANWYL is just another black metal
band without originality and unfortunately they’re true! For sure
it’s true basic black metal, brutal as fuck, but it’s also boring
as fuck because the music is very cliché and I can’t find
anything new or memorable here. The sound is very low and there
are only two songs, 2 intros and one outro. Is it worth the money?
Personally I think it isn’t but some black metal maniacs will (unfortunately)
rush on this one ( what have they got inside their head???). P.O
BOX 192, HUTCHINSON KS. 67504, USA.
(SPA) Promotape 98
Here's a now band we should support! The
first recording of these newcomers in the Death metal scene let
us wonder their future will be rather positive. Their compositions
are correctly articulated, the riffs are quite inspired and each
musician shows some enthusiasm about playing this style. The
two first tracks are the best ones on this tape.
About the influences,
I could quote CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE and SINISTER. Promising.
ATAVISM (GRE) Corpses
Very bad Death metal of a band that's only learning how
It sounds childish and totally stolen on very very old
And it's far from being "killer" as they say! Months and months
and months of hard work are needed to reach at least a correct technical
(Ind) For W.H.A.T Demo’97 CENTRA MUSIC.
This Indonesian band
doesn't suck as much as the other demos I inherited from an old
friend's distro, but it's not rejoicing. BANGKAI played somekind
of Death/ Thrash metal mostly based on tremolos, but it sounds old
as it reminds me in parts some demos recorded in France/ Europe
in 88/89. Death/ Thrash metal à la old AGRESSORE/ MUTILATED with
some Grindcore à la very old BRUTAL TRUTH or DEPRAVED (Fra).
doesn't suck as much as the other Indonesian demos since they seem
to own some little choruses, and it's a little bit more intense...
but it remains very average. Nothing worth another listening for
a European Brutalizing bastard. Are there some really punishing
bands in these countries? Help! The very best I heard was only Ok
at the best...
(Fra) Demo'99. FORGOTTEN WISDOM Prod.
Metallers are brainless
pieces of shit! No self-opinion, no convictions, no feeling... pure
crap beings! And Luc Mertz (Z.B.T, WURZBURG, WOLOK and many others)
uses this shit-filled opportunity to feed them with its tasteless
white excrements! As simple as that, few years ago the thought guy
of Z.B.T meticulously shitted in Tupperware boxes, enclosed it in
the fridge, and later refreshed his excrements to sell it as cult
old school black metal! Uhg. The price is golden for sure, but so
isn't the music, that's clear! Ah! Pure fucking shit old black noise
crap that shows what real crap is!! Unbelievably rotten, fucking
boring, lamely played and absolutely not produced! Any metaller
with a zest of consciousness and a minimum awakeness would vomit
in pain and suffer his faeces while hearing this retard noise! This
shit deserves to be perversely burnt in public place and disavowed
by the whole underground! And all the more this isn't the only band
of this kind in the underground, and Mr Luc Mertz is doing that
black noise crap since years! Stop the fucking pollution!! Avoid
at all costs, or be a part of the so-called "cult circle of
the white excrements" worshippers!
CUMTACT: Suck my dick!!
CHANT (Latvia)/ GOLD PRICK (Belarus) Split tape 99.
CHANT plays a style that could be defined as the heavier and "newer"
fresh sounding elements of NAPALM DEATH's last 3-4 albums. They
include a good amount of discordant sounding/ depressive induced
riffs as well as mechanical riffings Napalm Death or HELMET uses.
vocals also reminded me some Napalm's quite depressive moments on
choruses. Reminds me a bit of the swiss band 7th TONE also.
don't misunderstand me, there are no Blast parts nor Brutal riffingss
here as it's rather mid placed and influenced by Hardcore/ Powersludge
in a "lighter" way. A bit of old GODFLESH - old PITCH
SHIFTER may be found also.
This style is a bit original (at least
in the extreme metal scene) but they doesn't impress me nor sound
efficient. Even if a few riffs are not bad, the whole remains rather
flat in my ears, and it may sound too much NAPALM DEATH like. Some
depressive head may find a cool band to support, but that's all.
stuff begins with a long, cliché and boring intro. Shitty
wanna sound funny project with minimalist riffs, 0,05 $ Grind noise
moments, 100% cliché heavy rock guitars and movie samples
everybody has used before. Their cover looks stupid. It sounds fucking
10 kilometers under the average demos and it doesn't deserve to
be released on a pro tape. Avoid this "band"!
URGE MOTIVATION (Jap) Death to pigs... Demo tape 97.
aggression of running sickness and rotten energy jumping on its
victim as a thousand hungry and thorned carnivorous maggots jumping
under the skin of its tasteful horny victim! Sexually shredded from
the inside! Infernal sodomy from the inside! Super perverse group
sex mutilation! Gore!
This demo was fucking impressive and innovative
cyber goregrind the only way that could thrill your perversely castrated
bag of petrified putrification! All is so fucking putrid! Primal
gore death grind with cold drum machines, sick as fuck fast riffs,
gore spoken vocals that tend to splashing gore, depressed dementia
that could tend to some early GODFLESH... Bizarre interludes that
come from nowhere and lead you in the emptiness of sexual murder!
This music deserves a big smoke to be listened! CATASEXUAL URGE
MOTIVATION sounds like perverse demented techno hymns to hypnotize
all these perfect bodies bitches and fuck them until death during
a lame disco party! Ah Ah! The flesh will finally speak and feel
the brutal burning it intensively deserves! Cybernetic assfuck paradise!
As everybody knows, this band was very much into the 'serial killer'
side of gore, it's emotionally concrete and it can be felt during
some sick riffs and vicious vocals! Even the guitar production sounds
quite corrosive, cynical and pervert!
Most of the Cybergoregrind
sucks in my opinion, but C.U.M achieved to do something really bizarre
that goes far beyond and crosses the limits of many bored teenagers’
computers! C.U.M brutally sodomizes all these wanking children who
record shitty noisegore during their lost hours and shows them the
real deal: Brutal motherfuck!!
This isn't the most impressive
C.U.M release, but it's definitely sick, bizarre, personal and brutal!
So give them a try if you never heard this band!
(AUSTRALIA) Excruciating agony Demo’99.
The guttural vocals
makes me think a bit Brutal death metallers DISGUST (FRA). Some
riffs makes me think about old DEATH (« Leprozy ») but
a lot of the stuff is american brutal death influenced: old CANNIBAL
CORPSE (« Butchered at birth »), a bit of FLESHGRIND
and some american bands such as SPLATTERED CADAVER. This is some
quite obscure Death grind with a Brutal death line that isn't so
far from the American style. It sounds Quite dark.
They tried to
work out their songs in a catchy way and they’ve got a cool heavy
and obscure sound, even if not much killer stuffs emerged from there. This is a small demo with only 3 tracks but their
next stuffs can be interesting.
Encore une intro au synthé assez
longue et cliché, ça sonne vachement gai au point
ou ça conviendrait mieux à de la chanson française!
Peut être que certains vont penser que je suis méchant
mais c’est juste la pure vérité: ça sonne trop
gentil, sympa, amical et toute la clique pour être du black
métal! La musique commence enfin, imaginez CRADLE OF FILTH
(qui est lon d’être excellent...) avec un son médiocre,
plein de synthé et des vocaux qui me font bien rire! C’est
sur que leur musique n’a pas eu sur moi l’effet voulu! Hilarant!
Apprenez à écrire des compos réellement obscures,
agressives, et ensuite vous pourrez jouer aux black métalleux!
sur ce ...
(USA) Bludgeoned Demo'98.
I think the band has split up now,
but old reviews are cool to remind some nice old stuffs!
this quite old demo in a trade, and it fits Ok in my collection.
band offered a quite heavy Brutal Death/ Grind with American influences
includinf SUFFO (old) / DEICIDE. They remind me also of FLESHGRIND'98,
UNCREATION (Spaain) and maybe the band FLESHFEAST (r.i.p) for some
typically heavy or mid placed Brutal death riffs with, for some
of its riffs, a little groovy touch you could find around these
years when the Brutal death style was more underground! They remind
me of old OBITUARY and BROKEN HOPE ("Swamped in gore")
for a few heavier Death riffs. A pretty decent demo that fits nicely
to its time
(Fra) Only the strong survives Demo CDr'99.
Hell! There is
nothing cool to review nowadays, so a little journey in my own collection
DAZED was the previous band of SCARVENGER's actual
guitarist! The style of both bands is quite different and there
were musical tensions in the band, to a point the guy doesn't want
to speak about it anymore! Haha
What you have here is somekind
of Metalcore meets Death metal. The metalcore parts sound quite
weak and too common, hu! Boring I would say! But thankfully some
tracks are more Death metal influenced! In an old death metal/ Melodic
death heavy kind of beer metal influenced by DEATH!
riffs sounds like DEATH in their last releases, with little jazzy
drums from here and there, it's around the 'Symbolic' era and it
also reminds me of the most melodic parts of SCARVENGER (same composer...).
The kind of cool riffs you like to hear when you have a beer in
hand! It rewarms the soul! :)
On the last track, there's also
a blasting part that makes you kinda forget the boring metalcore
that prevailed mostly in the first track. All in all it was an average
Demo with cool Death metal riffs from here and there! Quite promising
and beer enlightening I would say. Nobody probably have heard about
this band, expect for some guys from the North of France, but with
more work and rehearsals (and the bashing of the metalcore riffs!
lol) they could have released something really cool!
AND DUMB (Cze)/ CONTRASTIC (Cze) Split Tape 96 EPIDEMIE
Ouch! Here's an old split tape that consists of a demo
of each band. And this time there will be no winner!
On one side
DEAD AND DUMB plays Grind death with Grindcore parts. But this is
ultra common and ultra inefficient! Sounds like a weak copy of old
PHOBIA meets old DAMNABLE and old BRUTAL TRUTH. No highlight. Hesitations
in structures. Noise. Screams. Could sound like very old INHUMATE
on vocals. Weak riffs (wanna dance polka with me?) Boring riffs.
Even if it's quite fast, even if there are worse bands, it remains
weak and very average!
On the other
side, CONTRASTIC sounds less weak. Somekind of Grind death à la
old NYCTOPHOBIC, old PHOBIA, old HAEMORRHAGE and even old DEPRAVED
(Fra) with some melodic Death parts. Sounds more like real tracks
compared to Deaf and Dumb.
The riffs remain quite common, nothing
catchy. No real energy nor grinding explosion on inhuman pressure.
This isn't an absolute bullshit, but it remains average/ very average.
(Pol) Praised by generations Demo tape’99. BROKEN MIND/ BUFFALO
Here's a nice sounding little demo of quite technical
Brutal death influenced by the once master of evil brutality: DEICIDE
and old MORBID ANGEL. The songs are composed of many riffs that
goes from the technical to the complexly usual stuff, the whole
being compacted in a cool sounding way. I can feel a nice mood from
here and there, and some riffs could sound catchy in the hears of
some. One could also think about some mid old SINISTER and EXHUMATOR
during these 5 tracks.
There's nothing original in here, and
nothing opens wide the gates of hell, but the technicality can maintain
your cerebral attention. The main problem comes from the drum machine,
even if it sounds ok. The vocals aren't the best as well, it lacks
of deepness, dominating positions and viciousness.
be a nice demo for the brutal death maniacs who enjoy the bands
quoted before; it's quite professional, even if the deepness of
death lacks in my hears. It can be a nice collection item for the
price of 4-5 small green bottles of evil liquid.
(FIN) Unleashed to haunt Demo'99.
I expected something in a
total obscure and impious Black metal vein from them, so I was very
surprised when I discovered their music! Total death metal in the
old DEICIDE vein (1st album) with the same kind of satanic and quite
They could also remind EXHUMATOR"s Demo'94
and AMON (Pre- DEICIDE band) while some more thrashing Death touches
sound à la old SLAYER (maybe a bit of good old POSSESSED
in some riffs). A few melodies would be in a more old BOLT THROWER
Their tracks are rather well constructed with enough surprises.
There are a few "mistakes" on drums but nothing disturbing.
can be a cool demo for old school Brutal Death metal fans who still
enjoy old DEICIDE (long times before Mr Benton started to write
boring and sterile Death metal tunes). Not bad but it lacks the
fucking final thrill and creativity DEICIDE once had! It can be
a promising band!
(Jap) Eternal karma Demo tape'96.
This tape reminds me how
much it would be nice to molest and beat the ass of these greedy
French postmen who always have more expensive prices and will never
stop their fight to make our bank accounts deeply drown under the
fucking zero!! It would be fucking nice to explode their heads and
impale their greedy smiles with metallic spikes! Hell yeah!!! The
greedy blood will flow!
EGOFIX played raw and aggressive grindcore
with crust moments, it sounded almost noisy by moments, thanx to
the roooaaarrring distorted bass sound! Ahr! Most of the music was
quite 'old school' grindcore, à la old NAPALM DEATH, early SQUASH
BOWELS... not really over the top, but blasting and nice enough
for fans of blasting extreme music... but there were also some well
built moments that boost the energy and sound more 'mentally catchy',
if you see where I'm pissing. These well built moments were surely
quite 'modern' for the time.
This demo was probably recorded
with a 4-tracker, so you have a nice underground sound. The layout
looks like nice old demos, with hand made drawings... There are
even some song titles written (better said drawn?) in japanse :-)
There was apparently no guys from other bands in EGOFIX, no
subprojects were linked as far as I know.
All in all, if you
replace this tape in the context, it was an objectively quite average
demo, but it has enough blasting stress, raw vocals, raw noise fuck
to play it again, again and bury your cheezy brain into extreme
storms of collapsing buildings! Yeeeees!! 100% GROINGRINDING BLASTOMANIA.
(Australia) Encabulos Demo tape 1997.
This tape being the
very first ENCABULOS release wasn't easy to get! It seems the band
didn't promote it a lot at the time... Some peoples even think their
second demo "Dark divinity" was the first official recording…
But finally, the death could escape from the pores of the prostrate
deviant banished from reality.
The style on this tape isn't very
different from the music of the second one: I can find obscure underground
death metal with old styled influences and some cool riffs. The
band already had a tendency to embrace moments of heaviness... But
a quite soarprizing fact is the use of fast parts: During the first
half of the tape, there aren't much blasts, but rather fast death
metal beats that gives a taste of PESTILENCE/ SLAYER. Yup! It's
their most death thrashing release.
I also happen to think about
old DEICIDE, some IMMOLATION, a bit of old GRAVE, some old CANNIBAL
CORPSE ("Butchered at birth" for the guitar sound and
some riffs), some BAPHOMET (Heaviness), a bit of old DEMONIC CHRIST...
can be felt this demo was the first one; the style of the band wasn't
that developed and approximations could be felt on various parts
of the decrepiting cadaver... But for a first demo, in the obscure
context of the epoch, it wasn't bad.
Later on, the second demo
"Dark divinity" shew a more developed and more tasty obscure
death approach, and the "Abandoning the flesh" MCD was
their most obscure and emotionally intense recording! (A real cool
item for fans of obscurity à la old INCANTATION/ old DEICIDE).
(Fra) Va te faire enculer! Demo'98.
Here's the second demo
of the band I discover 4 years after its release!
It was Brutal
Death but less typically DYING FETUS sounding (to the contrary of
their "No sense" CD) and it was really better than 90%
of the french Death metal bands of this time!
It makes me think
about SUFFOCATION with some MORBID ANGEL at the time of "Domination"
for suite melodic leads and heavy riffs. There's some FLESHGRIND
for groovier moments and some SINISTER for a bit more technical
riffs. Some touches of CANNIBAL CORPSE are of course here! It still
sounds cool for a '98 release and I can say if I discovered the
band at the time of this demo, it would have turned into an interview
in my second paper issue or something like that!
I had the feeling of facing some raw Black
in the vein of old IMMORTAL (Technical riffs) and early BESTIAL
WARLUST. Sounded ok and quite chaotic. But FAUNE fastly turns into
very average garbage wasting the metal and the horny beer! This
crap give me the feeling of having my head trapped in front of a
big fat ass that don't stop farting and shitting purulent feces!
It fucking damn sucks!!
This isn't tight at all. The drum machine(?)'s
patterns are composed of nonsense blasting garbage that even do
not vomit an hearable rhythm... And the several "musicians"
seem to play as fast as possible in different rooms. Chaotic noisy
crap! At least some riffs sound ok, and the rather old influences
seem cool, but it's too much ever heard and utterly untight to be
listenable. Adolescent garbage crap! Under the fucking average!
Since then FAUNE has recorded a demo 2002 that sound tighter
and played in a better way, but it lost all he chaotic war Black/
Death! More 'Melodic', more common, even though some riffs à la
old IMMORTAL sound Ok. What about really killer riffs and a frozen
feeling emerging from the hidden side of the iceberg-blizzard? That
would help for sure!
FAUNE remains under the average if you ask
c/o Faune, 560 Chemin des mattons, 38220 VIZILLE. FRANCE.
ARTERY (FRA) Kermit waits for betial orgia Demo’96.
tape starts wih an obscure intro with guitar arpeggios in the vein
of SLAYER’s « Spill the blood » and they play Brutal
death grind with some riffs sounding like BLOOD (one of them sounds
like SUFFOCATION), sometimes they reminds me INHUMATE but they more
obscure I think. I feel a way to play somekind of Grind, but it
rather sound like Death grind. They’ve got some putrid growling vocals.
Not one of the best bands but it remains quite Ok to listen to. Note: The sound
is clear but lacks a bit of power.
ETERNAL (Usa) Demo'97.
A fucking demo I downloaded recently.
A fucking demo!
This 4 pieces tracker includes some of the best
tracks on "Conquering the throne"! Fast fucking brutal
death metal with aggressive death riffs, morbid as hell catchy melodies
and a strong anger!
The infernal riffing has both technical touches
and two guitars melodies melted in strong MORBID ANGEL influences!
That fucking smells the sulfuric fumes of Trey Azagtoth's guitar
killing! Malicious onslaught from hell! Insane and vicious strategic
plans. My burning revenge shall prevail!
Top notch guitar playing.
Skillful and tight as fuck drum patterns. Only the Malevolent creation
like vocals could have been improved.
This emperor dethroning
demo announced the very good "Conquering the throne" CD
that followed in hell!
FATUUS (Fra) The last church Demo'96.
This band is quite
representative of the French scene of this time! Very average music
to say the very best! They played a style between Thrash metal,
melodic death and melodic metal... As a lot of very average bands
of the time they got very good reviews in a lot of zines! Well,
I read some acclaiming reviews, bought their demo... and wasn't
especially pleased, rather bored! And nobody wanted to buy it back
to me until now... Ah!
This was thrash with some riffs, quite
tight, but nothing attracted my attention! Could remind of old KREATOR
but it was too common in the riffing... Hopefully the French scene
has got some really more expressive and efficient bands now in 2003!
(GER) Languid obstinancy Demo’97
Waouh! The first riff kills!
I can’t forget it, it stays in my fucking head all the day! Great
beginning! I think the rest is a under, not as good
but not bad! To be honnest the first riff sounds catchy and the
remaining sounds more average... They play a kind of mid placed death/ grind with
old CARCASS and BLOOD similarities and they’ve improved their sound
a lot! This is a real tape album for the price of a demo...The first
track is really cool, and the remaining is more average, but still
ok! (It includes their songs from the
split Eps with MALIGNANT TUMOUR and KADATH plus a CARCASS cover).
This is a tape Kalévi from BLOODY SIGN got
during their trip to South America, and he gave me this copy just
after a severe facial ejaculation (Ah Ah!) that might have been
too corrosive (Héhé).
But there's not that much to say about
it. Some peoples might find some interest because a GOAT SEMEN musician
used to play in IMPALEMENT, but on a musical point of view it's
quite poor: Between the average and very average slow old death
metal, with fast brutal death parts and few black metal touches.
the kind of local band you might like to support, with an hope for
improvement, but if you strictly take it on a musical point of view
it lacks of guts, energy and revenge. I hope their 2nd demo released
in 2004 is better... This one was a very average deep underground
Fucking Brutal Grind Crust! Yeah!
moments reminding me of TERRORIZER, but the riffs are more raw à
la very old NAPALM DEATH or REGURGITATE!
It was fucking intense
and well done with no ass filling bullshits! Neither space filling
musicians! Heavy sound! Raw vocals with some real gory touches!
Some parts are very compressed and sound BRUTAL! My bowels mosh
and splash in Rejoice! Ah Ah...
Some of these tracks appeared
on the split Ep with BLOOD (same recording session).
in here some fucking promises they didn't betray on their first
good CD! Worth the Brutal listening!
(Fra) The wretched Demo’99.
Molesting the burning flesh in
the deepest fields of the underground the damned year 1999, KABBAL
were ever playing extreme Death metal!
The slaughter begins with
blasting Brutal death à la CANNIBAL CORPSE "Butchered at birth"!
With some kind of the same deaf yet crushing guitar production.
The band was much into SUFFOCATION/ DEEDS OF FLESH/ CANNIBAL CORPSE
with technical death metal touches à la DEATH! Plus few old death
Quite complex tracks with a bunch of riffs and
variations! Tight as fuck drummer plus correctly and logically composed
tracks. Nothing to disturb you here!
Hell! When I keep in mind
the average level of France's metal underground of 1999, and when
I hear this Demo, I can only say KABBAL were promising for their
professionalism and over the top brutality! Don't misunderstand
my words: it's not THE killing butchery, but it was worth a Brutal
support and a bunch of attentive listenings!
(Ind) Approximate death Demo’97 CONFUSE Prod.
It seems like
the quality of the Indonesian Underground wasn't better than the
French scene of this time: very average.
This time we get Death/
Grind that is quite fast, but it's the kind of very average and
common riffs I've ever heard so many times before.
even a titless and assless bitch could be more enthusiasming (on
a purely libidinal point of view! lol)
Very cliché tremolo riffs,
the vocals are quite raw but so many bands played this kind of soulless
and quite beginners like riffs I don't see the point of spreading
it everywhere and printing it with a pro cover! Some parts are absolutely
boring! I don't see any other motive than chauvinism and egoistic
ass licking in the means of the label to release it. Don't bye,
(Usa) Whore Hackin Demo'99.
a crappy asslicking pop intro begins a Demo of very average Brutal
death! This has the common clichés of the style, and it lacks of
energy! And creativity! Ok they try to groove, to have some blasts
and stuffs... but the heavier parts are common! And the whole sounds
common! YOU ARE ZOMBIFIED! The fast "blasts" don't beat
as it should! It reminds me of old CANNIBAL CORPSE and other American
Brutal death bands, some riffs sound ok but Satan didn't give them
the real brutal power! YOU ARE ZOMBIFIED! It's unfortunately the
kind of boring riffs I have ever heard many times before... Flat!
It reminds me of boring bands like GORGE or some old LIVIDITY stuffs
that sounded weak... YOU ARE ZOMBIFIED! Well if you are so Zombified
you really doesn't need much! Ah! I'm bored with this Demo and I
leave you in your own state of Zombification! The hypnotist is gone,
and you now drown in your shit...
SCUM (Austria) Live tape 1996. OBLITERATION Recs.
The perfect suffering to fit the unrealistic and
unreachable wills of perfection of your greedy boss! Erase your
mind! Depressive pet of the golden dollar! Drown!
While the MASTIC
SCUM albums turns out to be more and more convenient and 'metalcorish',
it's cool to listen to their older releases that were more energetic.
Full of guiding distress!
On this tape, you got live songs recorded
in January, March, July 95, and the "Tilt" Ep'95 as blasting
On this raw live tape, the Grindcore wasn't blasting as
fuck, since it wasn't pure Grind, you broke few teeth on blast beats,
chugastic old Death metal beats and groovy mid-placed Hardcorish
Think early NAPALM DEATH, old S.O.B. and few TERRORIZER
in some drums.
The guitars are too thin, and sometimes sound
strange, and more blasts would have been nice to make the adrenaline
urge grow (Didn't they "experiment" some core-core stuffs?
Not the most raw to the point style in my zigzaging hears) but I
have lost few teeth and that's cool enough for me!
Nice for a
small headbanging price, of corpse.
DEGENERATION UNIT (FRA) Trous du cul CDr'99.
new band of an ex PURE HATE member, a band that was very mediocre...
and here it doesn't sound very better! You get 26 tracks of pseudo
Grind noise that sounds forced and totally stolen on ANAL CUNT!
Only one riff sounds more or less inspired. This kind of "projects"
have became sadly more and more numerous in the underground... it
can only make their close friends laugh...
(Ind) Now I’m bleed Demo’97 ALUZZA Prod.
demo... Argh! Help me, I'm afraid of these Indonesian bands, coz
most of them cruelly sucks! I got this demo in a trade, I remember
I heard several times their name when I began NIHILISTIC in 1997...
this may doesn't suck as much as the other Indo bands I know, but
I'm not interested no convinced at all... Sounds like a cheaper
copy of old DAMNABLE meets DISGORGE (mex) and other bands I don't
give a horse shit about: it's fast, fast, fast, but the riffs are
weak! Quite complex but quite weak riffs and breaks that means nothing
and aren't inspired! Nothing more to say, they may have improved
if they kept on playing music, but (hopefully) it wasn't a total
horse shit. I don't know if the band is still alive, but I wouldn't
go on and search for the infos!
(Austria) Precare Demo CD'97.
To be honnest, this Thrash/
Death/ Hardrock band is very very very boring! This is flat, repetitive,
with some riffs that can not be more simple and basic. No!! This
time it's really shitty to listen to this!
The sound is correct
and they're tight, but with the so simple and basic as fuck style
they're doing, it would be more than annoying if they weren't able
to do it tight! Boring as fuck! Mat
(Australia) Desert of excruciation Demo'96.
I remember an
old friend of mine who ran a radioshow called THE WORLD IS FUCKED
dubbed this tape for me!
The style of the band was totally inot
the SUFFOCATION's "Efficgy of the forgotten" style with
both heavy and technical riffs, nothing personal but it was pleasant
as the style was not too much used and played!
They owned also
some little more "original" (if I could say so) touches
ranging around the first ATROCITY (Ger) LP and small occurences
of some old GORGUTS meets RESURRECTION for melodies.
CORPSE's "Butchered at birth" is present of course.
funny thing is some bands trying to play Brutal death nowadays sound
less convincing than what NEUROPATH did some years ago!
no real musical interest listening back to it now, but it's cool
as it reminds me a time when the underground Brutal Death was new
to me, I discovered a lot of bands through tape trading and into
obscure as fuck zines, and spent a lot of time into DISGUST and
GERBE OF LIFE's rehearsal places drinking beers, smoking hash and
speaking about metal! It just reminds me a very passionating epoch!
(Pol) Sic itur ad astra Demo'99.
With this kind of wanna sound mysterious band's name,
I expected Black metal but it isn't. They put some keyboards everywhere,
and even where it would have been impossible to do so!
like old NOCTURNUS with 70's music band who used keyboards (in a
quite futuristic and space way) or also the music of the French
film "La soupe aux choux" for the terribly frightening
music and horrible as the big sized mother of the novegian Skullfucker
Nathaniel production! lol. It's somekind of techno Death thrash
with lots of riffs, complex stuffs... but as a lot of techo Death
stuffs it goes everywhere and doesn't sound efficient for a pence!
demo cover looks like a full of fishes aquarium or dried out flowers!
Fucking extreme! Wanna look original, but looks like a fucking loss!
Comm'on! Wanna help them finding a new band's name! What about AQUARIUM
(to fit with their cover?) or even "Jean Paul II"??...
Some brutal death bands used some so flat names such as Myosotis
(a little blue flower), Infusion (Do you want a cup of tea?), Camembert
(these bastards even don't know what their band's name means!) or
Necroblaspheme (what a fucking cliché!) we've crossed all
the paths of all possible shit names!
If they want to spread
obscurity and occult knowledges, they shouldn't use the Nostradamus
name as his books were simply futuristic mental masturbation...
A demo that I knew I'd forget even before listening to it. Weird
WOUND (Australia) Rehearsal Demo'98.
This isn’t your
shitting noise band!
Shit noise bands are totally gay and should
be impaled on the spiked altar of metal since it’s the worst form
of music pollution ! The Underground is fucking plagued by all these
stupid senseless craps who record anything and everything! Yes,
noise is a trend in my point of view ! This is the worst trend since
it has and will always be done without any feeling, since it’s only
the product of « wanna be cool » brains who want to full-fill their
existential void with crappy convenience, self ass licking and pure
This old OPENWOUND recording is a rehearsal
one, the sound is a bit overdriven, but it’s ok! The style of the
band was energetic enough to keep me awake and interested ! Fast
crushing blasts ! The energy of old skool Grind is here ! That screams
and ravages your speakers ! The tracks are well packaged enough
to make of it a cool and raw underground recording ! Ah Ah ! Some
parts are fucking raw and noisy, but it sounds good ! Many bands
totally misconceive what good Grindnoise is ! Grindnoise can be
fucking aggressive and compressed if it has real blasts and a will
to aggress the listener (check THE KILL you gay noise looser !).
Let’s come back to OPEN WOUND, they had also some Death metal riffs,
and parts that could sound like Emocore ! The band could have sounded
like old NAPALM DEATH, old BIRDFLESH, and so on ! This was a raw
underground Demo I’d advice you to check out on a tape-trading list
since it’s not available anymore ! R.I.P OPEN WOUND.
(Fra) ... In a porn (demo)ocracy! Demo CD'99.
cafarnaum mixing some Death riffs that are funny or stolen into
Mortician's CDs and everythings that comes across their ears! Their
music is still so flat and sterile...
FLESH (Ita) Intox by human Demo tape'99.
fuck happens in there?
The band name sounds like something gore,
the cover displays the head of a suffering victim that was decapitated...
After a quite ambient introduction, the music begins like some kind
of brutal death, to evolve fast into some kind of black metal à
la early CRADLE OF FILTH... and then appears a very present flute!
What the fuck?
This band mixed a bit everything, to apparently
sound original and in(nowayin)novative as much as possible... But
it does not often sound good! Original, yes, but good, NO!
of the influences sound bad (For example, as if a random flute song
was cut and past over some kind of fast death black metal song...),
some influences sounds misplaced (Who said mixing early Cradle of
Shit with some groovy fusion stuffs would sound good? What about
the pleasure to hear some djumbees ( à la SOULFLY) under some black
metal riffs?)... Finally the band mixed a bit anything and everything,
without much success! Music isn't a fucking dustbin!
some fast death or black metal parts do not sound bad, some kind
of "techno-deathish" riffs sound ok, and other stuffs
from here and there aren't bad... There's finally nothing catchy,
no killer riff, no brain-shocking arrangements...
Many of these
in(nowayin)novative bands often shew their so strong need for homoriginality
and homodernity hid nothing less than a serious lack of inspiration!
Yes, one more of these so oooriginal sounding bands that seems fresh
at the first listening, but you realize there's nothing special
at all once you dissect a bit what happens in your Hi-Fi... This
demo might be of interest for those who do not yet have the pleasure
to see their furnitures fall apart, thanx to the weight of tapes!
But to be serious, apart from the masochist tape-collecting furniture-crushers
(who hardly listen to everything they own), I don't see much peoples
to dig PUTRID FLESH.
(Ita) Evil confronting evil Demo'96.
I was into reading S.O.D
Mag as they had some long and interesting interviews with old school
Death metal bands such as ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, etc... But their
weakest point was their cliché reviews: every album that was quite
technical correctly constructed and had a good production got a
good review! Fuck this shit! As a lot of too big magazines most
of the stuffs in this mag is so superficial! (A zine couldn't sell
hundred and hundred copies while keeping honest opinions! Sad but
true!) But at this time, I wasn't so aware and I was quite naive...
So I bought the demo of RESURRECTURIS after reading a very good
review in S.O.D! Since this time I think the magazine fits well
to their name: Sod!
The music of Resurrecturis was a mix of Death/
Grind and Death Metal with more melodic parts and Indus touches.
It could remind of old DEATH, MORTEM (Peru), old GODFLESH (on vocals
and heavy riffs), old COMECON (a little bit), old PROTECTOR (a bit).
Not that bad, especially the COMECON influences that would have
deserved some more work, but nothing is catchy here! Nothing that
deserved so many fucking skulls! Note: 4/10 Skulls!
(Ind) Tragic incident Demo’96.
I'm often "surprised"
by the low quality of the bands' music that comes from these Asian
countries, most of what I discover is boring at the very best. What
we have here is Death metal with very common riffs, unsurprising
arrangements, the very common and very average kind of stuffs from
which nothing stands out. There are a few blasts, some raw vocals.
The fact it owns a pro cover is contradictory with the quality of
the music. Very average stuff that sounds like beginners and includes
no emotions at all.
TORTURE (HOL) Baptized in virginal liquid Demo'98.
Here's some dutch Brutal death grind, I don't know if it's
their first demo but for a beginning it's quite promising. There
are all the usual stuffs you can expect from a Brutal death band
(quite complex songs with lots of riffs, blasts, growls...), and
it's Ok constructed. There are some riffs I really like. The best
moments are influenced by CANNIBAL CORPSE and DEICIDE ("Legion").
I will try to get their future stuffs as with some musical improvement,
some real inspiration
and a big professional sound it can be a strong sounding underground
(Malaysia) Ulcerous intestine Demo’96.
Fucking bound in an
apartment. The weather is shitty. Only a few tapes and a walkman.
Nothing better to do than reviewing this very boring demo! Low as
fuck quality Grind rock death with a rehearsal sound. The blasts
suck. The riffs are beginners like. It's weakness in its purest
form! I wouldn't have released it on a demo, even when I was playing
in very shitty bands such as this one! Boring! Boring. Boring. Only
the logo doesn't suck! Very very average. What happens in these
Indian countries? I can't find anything positive... Boring!
(SWE) Pain... has a face Demo'97
As a lot of American influenced
Brutal death bands, this one hailing from Sweden has got some strong
similarities with CANNIBAL CORPSE's "Tomb of the mutilated"
CD. The whole is correctly played and produced (even if a heavier
sound would have been better to my ears) but I found only the vocals
were full of expression and rage! Their riffs are done and thoughts
according to the whole schemes of the "Tomb of the mutilaed"
album, without bringing something new, or brutally personnal! So this is an Ok demo
I'm waiting to check out their next release than may be an interesting
(Bra) Valley of suicides Demo tape'96. GODLESS Recs.
name they choose shows quite clearly that originality and modernity
aren't of real importance in this case, maybe because "Soulless"
is already in use or because you need to be fucked in the ass, deeply,
with brutal passion.
Roughly, their music sounds (But doesn't
necessarily tastes) like some old GRAVE, with an heavy portion of
BAPHOMET in the slower and mid-placed patterns (I have found again
several gimmicks the American band used on their "The dead
shall inherit" album). It might sound outdated and pointless
for many (well paid scientists?), but those who liked BAPHOMET at
the time might kinda like this short (2 tracks) demo of heavy downtuned,
simple and Americanized Death metal.
(Well, surfing on the web,
I just noticed this demo is actually 12 years old... So this explains
the style, the gimmicks, the old heaviness... Apparently this band
released an album the year 2000, maybe it's nicely baphometish?)
EXTREME WING (Ita) Spite extreme wing Demo'99.
I won't scream "PHALLELUJAH!!", but neither will I have
the opportunity to say "IT FUCKING SUCKS!!". No, SPITE
EXTREME WINGS plays some decent kind of semi-melodic Black metal
that could remind of the old Norwegian and Swedish styles: some
MAYHEM, few old MARDUK, some WAR and co, but with a quite more melodic
approach that could remind of some DISSECTION or SACRAMENTUM. The
melodies of S.E.W. aren't as developed and complex as the two bands
quoted the sentence before. On another hand, S.E.W. could be compared
to a more brutal kind of fast Black metal than what NOMICON did,
since it's in the kind of same headquarters. Eventhough I did a
lot of melodic comparisons, don't think too fast and imagine this
band is abusively melodic, nope it's rather fast, with some slow
downs, and it keeps a minimum of energy to keep the midly awaken
bastard awake. A dark atmosphere is here, which isn't unpleasant.
All in all, it's a decent demo. the band offers nothing new and
still seems very much into and too near of it's influences, so nothing
new or much personal on an emotional ideas' point of view. But it's
correctly done and a cool atmosphere is emerging from this nicely
produced tape. I don't feel like S.E.W. has the rotting, depressive
and strictly out from society valours and feelings many underground
Black metal bands praise. It's an okey tape in my opinion, it might
please those who like semi-melodic black metal that has tendencies
to be fast and don't display much aggression or real rawness.
Daniele Orzati, Via Borzoli 15c/28, 16153 GRENOVA, ITALY.
(Bel) Life sucks and then you die Demo’99.
Here's an older
recording of these Belgian Brutal death headz. I know only their
last CD'02 "Unidentified flying body parts" and the points
that quote my attention are they used a drum-machine making them
sound more inhuman (on blasts) and some tracks on this demo were
later recorded on the CD. But I prefer the ones on the CD since
some heavier riffs sound cooler, and the whole have improved! That
was Brutal death Grind mostly based on tremolos, but they had heavy
Brutal Death like riffs and heavier doomy induced melodies à la
old GOREFEST. Here are some influences: CANNIBAL CORPSE, old GOREFEST,
some old DEATH, GRAVE ("Soulless" in heavy parts), MORTICIAN
(Drum-machine mostly), etc. While some parts are quite cool, some
riffs sound more hesitating or too common! Some fillers where here,
I'm not into this demo, there were some quite cool riffs
from here and there, but the coolest tracks in here were recorded
in better versions on "Unidentified..." that has some
nice parts. This CD'02 might not be too bad for the big voracious
bastards of the old school Death metal mania!
(Fra) Tartopoil Demo’99.
Another demo I inherited from a
now buried distro... I must be fucking cursed!
noise is far from being my pleasure! Far from this! The riffs go
everywhere... as much as I wonder if there are riffs! Noise, noise,
Grindcore, noise. It sucks! Even my arse could produce more sweety
and subtle noises! Ah! Only the gore vocals don’t suck. The music
can't be heard, or it's as weak as a "cubic anus" (as
The underground isn’t about releasing shitty noisegrind
nonsenses as they have surely forgotten!
Fuck this pure shit!
Not worth an Euro, not even worth a listen!
(Por) Melégnia Demo'99.
The first thing I can say is it's
not very good, and even very boring! This band plays a mix of Gothic
stuffs, hard rock heavy... The singer has got a quite strange vocal
between Thrash and Death metal, he starts to scream when there's
no more music, or when the music is very soft and flat (In anyway
it's very often flat!). Sometimes he uses some vocals à la TYPE
OF NEGATIVE that makes me laugh!
Everythings aren't shitty in
here, for exemple the sound isn't bad, the musicians aren't bad
on a technical point of view (even if they doesn't use this side
that much). It's tight most of the time, but when the drummer uses
the double bass drums it creates some slow downs... but he isn't
a bad drummer... A boring band. email@example.com
(Pol) Black clouds over dark majesty Demo tape 97. OLD LEGEND.
I hear during this quite old demo could have been worst! Black metal
being rather influenced by the Norwegian style with touches of old
MARDUK, and some melodic/ atmospheric passage that do nothing for
me. One of the biggest influences could be IMMORTAL's "Pure
holocaust" in the fastest and most extreme parts, while some
old SACRAMENTUM of the less melodic kind could be detected. Some
riffs are typical of the 96-98 Black metal kind (Some DEMONIAC,
early MARDUK). At least THUNDERBOLT do not use any happy sounding
riffs (their melodic parts sound rather ok, even if too numerous...)
and they have a decent band name!
I heard some tracks from their
last full-length releases in 2004: the band now focuses on the fastest
and most extreme parts, that's a good thing! Stronger than before,
and I felt some dark vibes in this album...
Anyway this demo
remains average and everheard. Even though there are cool frozen
moments of blasting grimness, the whole is too plagued by melancholic
and melodic moments to pleases the fans of extreme black metal who
like it as cold as a sharp knife under their throat! Average, but
yet with some darkness.
c/o Blazej Adamczuk, Po box 164, 67200
UNDERTAKER (POL) Demo'96
band plays Metal in the vein of new NAPALM DEATH (« Fear emptiness
despair », « Inside the torn apart » with
the same vocals than BARNEY. They totally remind me of the english
band for the riffs, the songs’ structures, the use of high pitched
fresh sounding harmonies, the vocals ( low grunts andd high pitched
dementia accesse + effectized ununderstanding spoken voices) and
the mechanical drum playing. I like the first track that has some
good ideas, but then it becomes too much in the lines NAPALM DEATH
has visited and revisited before, and this with not much ideas to
Notice there are only 8 grind parts
in the demo so their music is mostly based on mid placed metal riffs
à la HELMET and co + a few Heavy and tremolo Death Metal
riffs. It could be cool for big fans of NAPALM DEATH, but even if
I like the 1st track the whole remains quite average..
(Usa) Stares of the dead Demo'99.
This is what I call flat
ass Death metal! Not that it is technically impotent since the band
is fast and tight, but where is the fucking Brutal feeling and the
inner inspiration that are meant to motivate the recording of some
tracks? This is fast Death grind that could remind of old MALEVOLENT
CREATION, and there is a bunch of more melodic stuffs à la Black/
Death/ Doom. A few more names: PROFANITY, FALLEN CHRIST, and some
American Brutal death bands of the '98 epoch.
It doesn't suck,
but it's only Ok! And there are a lot of Ok demos! Put more of yourself
if you want to be remembered!
(Fra) Vorace Tape Lp'98. ROTTEN BONES Recs.
The cadaver rejoices
in putrefaction, all isn't so rotten and some sadistic pleasure
could finally be found, in death and mournful agony!
a very cool one man band practicing an old school Death/ Thrash
metal with distinctive thrashing death metal melodies that would
awake the fans of 90's European Death metal! The guitar parts were
quite nicely worked and would regularly remind of PESTILENCE's first
two Lps, while some ASPHYX touches as well as elements of thrash
could be found (old METALLICA)! Wait a minute, there seems to be
some Powercore or metalcore influences in the heavy moments, would
sound kinda like OVERKILL...
When you listen to this re-released
tape Lp, it's obvious the guy was a big PESTILENCE fan and he had
almost reached the point of worship! The 7 tracks on this tape Lp
could be seen as a tribute, even though it sounds worked and diverse
enough to be taken as a real project.
The production even have
a guitar edge being quite near of "Consuming impulse"
and some ASPHYX... quite overdosed on overdrive and destructive,
if you see what I mean!
Now it's time to evoke the negative aspects
of this release. First of all the vocals lack of destruction and
throat scorching screams to awake the brutal dead from its nauseabond
cynical mourning! It's rather hardcorish vocals that lack of power.
the compositions surely lack of power and destructive brutality
for the fans of old PESTILENCE! It's cool and enjoyable compositions
in this kind of good old death thrashing metal, but explosions of
hatred were excluded from the carnal gluttony. It lacks of punch
and fast parts in my hears! It sounded clean... maybe too much!
I need the pulp of purulence! Then a drum-machine is used, but it's
not necessarily a problem.
This first release of Rotten Bones
Recs, who later became Infernal Waves Recs, was a cool tape of old
school Death/ Thrash. Even though the music was average, would rather
take place in a cool demo tape and would certainly sound useless
and flat for newer metalheads, it has its chances to awake nostalgic
and old school feelings in the hearts of the death metal fans who
are in the real metal since at least 10 years! It might be cool
for those who aren't too deeply bathing in the chaotic side of death
and rock'n roll edge of metal.
(GER) Eats the worls alive Demo’99.
I don’t know if it’s
their first demo or what.
What we have here is a strongly influenced
old CANNIBAL CORPSE formation with touches of old CARCASS for vocals
and some slow old death metal parts. By moments it made me think
about the old BOLT THROWER (3 first albums).
really sounds ever heard before and they need to improve their habilities
coz some parts are bit blurr! The cover is simply ugly!
drummer takes exactly the same pose than Fredrik Anderson on MARDUK’s
« Heaven shall burn » album booklet, it was funny to
see to which point the influence of a big band can go. This is the
average/ very average stuff. They need to rehearse more and more to
be more tight, possibly efficient and eventually personal.